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Plum Heel Pieces

Brand: Plum
Shipping: FREE*
Availability: In Stock
Price: From $79.95
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Maybe you need a replacement. Maybe you're building a franken-binding. Maybe you just want to lighten up your heels. We won't ask what you do with them, but we will take your money. These are Plum binding heel pieces, priced individually. If you buy two, they come in a boxed set. If you buy one, we'll just put a stamp on the top and hope for the best. We'll even loosely tape the 4 included screws to the bottom. The French instruction sheet will get mailed to the person who buys the other one.

Weight in grams Weight in ounces
Race 135 53 1.9
Race 145 62 2.2
Race 165 83 2.9
Race 185 104 3.7
Guide 229 8.1
Yak 293 10.3

For matching toes, see matching toes.

Question from Ben Hoiness
Would you suggest pairing the race 145 with the Dynafit Speed Turn toe? I want to get into a lighter binding set up on a budget. what are the downfalls or limitations?

Thank you
Answer from stephen p
Hi Ben, that combo seems to work fine. It may or may not be appropriate for you based on your size and ability. Use our binding finder for a more tailored recommendation.
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Question from Bruno Schull (hasn't used product)
Hi. I have two questions about these heel pieces (Plum 165). Does the four bolt pattern fit the four bolt pattern of the Dynafit Speed Radical? What kind of positive stops dos the heel piece have as you rotate? 90 degrees? 180 degrees? Many thanks for all your great work here--I have learned a great deal from your web site, and your post on Wild Snow.
Answer from jbo
Hi Bruno, thanks for the feedback. The 165s have a unique pattern that doesn't match anything else, which is a pretty common theme for race heels. All the Plum race heels stop at each 90 degree increment and could be mounted sideways or backwards and act just the same. Note this will not be the case for some future Plum heels however.
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by Jonathan S (downright abused product)
Five Stars for a great component in building your own Frankenbinding, combining the basic Dynafit Speed Radical with a race heel.
I did this with an older Dynafit Classic/Speed toe and a Plum 135/145 heel, which has worked out fine, even after almost 184,000' earned vertical.

This allows you to assemble a setup at the cost of a regular touring binding while still gaining most of the weight savings from a full-on race binding, plus the simple cover-style universally low heel elevator position.

The lateral release value will also probably be a bit lower, given the somewhat lower retention of a regular touring toe (as compared to a race toe with some combination of heavier pincer springs and/or a spring-loaded toe lever).

Just beware that this violates ISMF regs if you have any World Cup racing ambitions.

For a more complete review of the Plum heel specifics, see my review under the Plum Race 145 listing.
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